The Shawna Shea Film Festival is pleased to announce a sister festival of shorts to be screened at Nick's in the very cool and hip Canal District of Worcester, Massachusetts.

The film festival will take place on Saturday, May 16 at Nick's 124 Millbury Street, Worcester Massachusetts

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All proceeds to benefit the Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity.

The mission of the Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation Inc. is to support young people, especially women, in filmmaking, performance arts and other artistic and cultural endeavors through financial assistance, collaborative fellowships, mentoring and educational opportunities. The Shea Family established the Foundation in memory of Shawna, a creative and artistic young woman who lost her life too soon and we strive to sustain her legacy of encouraging young people who live in the margins of society and yet have dreams and aspirations in the fields of film and performance arts.

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Best of Festival
Best Short
Best Director
Best Male Performance
Best Female Performance
Winning Shorts to be screened at the Shawna Shea Film Festival in Southbridge Massachusetts this October.
All films accepted films get a festival pass.

Shorts must be under 30 minutes.
Shorts must have been produced after January 2014.
If selected we only want digital files.
There are no premiere status requirements, but hey, it would be nice.
Once accepted films can not be withdrawn.
All decisions are final.
There is a strict no waiver policy. It's a fundraiser and submission process are low.
Attendance is not required but would be appreciated

Overall Rating
  • I can't say enough about my experience with SSFF. Great communication, always. It has a really fun group of talented individuals running it, and I have met the best people as a result of being a part of it. If you are local New England (or willing to travel) this is a festival you do not want to miss out on.

    June 2020
  • Gülden Gevher Öz

    Çok nazik ve açıklayıcı şekilde iletişimde oldukları için teşekkürler...

    June 2020
  • Abdullah Abu Snaineh

    After my film was selected, I haven't received any further notifications from the festival. Besides, the festival website only shows films from 2019, and the facebook isn't working.

    May 2020
  • Although I wasn’t able to make it due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the nation, I am extremely thankful for Skip Shea and co. to showcase my animated short, “Welcome to War-Whack!” at the Spring Shorts Film Festival. Thanks a bunch, guys! I hope to attend the festival in person, next year. I have another short film I can’t wait to show!

    May 2020
  • Jung-Ah Kim

    I had a great time at the festival.
    Skip and other members of the festival were sweet and supportive of the filmmakers.
    I enjoyed talking to some other filmmakers at the festival.
    Thank you!

    May 2019